Sports Development: Pro Health HMO Signs Partnership With Hotcoal Basketball Club
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By Our Correspondent
Determined to promote basketball development in the country at the grassroots level, Pro Health HMO Limited have signed a partnership with Hotcoal Basketball Club of Abuja
The Managing Director, Pro Health HMO limited Dr Chinedu Nnabuhe expressed delight over the partnership deal said it was part of their policy to spread the frontier if their societal commitment
The MD in an interview said the organisation is venturing into sports because health has no boundary and that is what Pro Health HMO Limited represent.
“We are into so many things and we are trying to expand our dragnet. We partner with corporate organisations, community and we have people in diaspora who come to us and say they want cover the less privilege in our community. We took all the risk and ensure that they can access quality and affordable health care’
“So delving into sports was no different because I used to play to basketball and I still play basketball though not at top level but seeing what Hotcoal Basketball Club is doing for the growth of the game amazes us and we deem it fit to partner with them, our partnership goes beyond the health insurance we are providing for them.
“We also want to make ambulances available at the venue of the league and provide first aid because we have partnership with some hospitals and they are ready to provide all these things’.
Speaking earlier, President of Hotcoal basketball Ubon Udoh said the partnership is an amazing deal and which says so much about what they have been doing for years
“This is an amazing deal that is in line with our projection for the team, and this is the kind of strategic partnership that we want to build and maintain because we know that it is another layer of protection for the players especially the athletes in case they get hurt, they have more confidence that they will be looked after”
He gave insight to the deal saying that the “health insurance is for the male team, for now, since they are participating in the league while discussion is ongoing to capture the female team by the time their league starts’
Meanwhile the team manager of Hotcoal Basketball Club, Bek Jang has expressed happiness over the deal saying it is coming at the right time especially when the team is participating in the ‘Mark D Ball’ league
“It will be an added incentive to the players,knowing that the President has always been looking out for their interest,securing this partnership will motivate the players to do more ‘
ProHealth is accredited by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the regulator of health insurance in Nigeria, to operate as a National health maintenance organisation mandated to establish offices in the six geopolitical zones & 36 States of Nigeria.
ProHealth presently runs zonal offices in Lagos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Enugu, Maiduguri, Port – Harcourt and other parts of Nigeria with its Head quarters in Abuja.